Prior to joining Kent Police, I worked in tech, and in the film and TV industry. For many years I worked on productions that have entertained audiences across the globe. It was a fast-paced and lucrative job that was always exciting. Yet, despite the excitement and opportunities, it never felt truly rewarding.
I wanted to be a part of my community and to work towards the betterment of those around me - only, I was unsure how. When the Coronavirus pandemic hit in 2020, my work in film and television halted. This became the catalyst to me finally making the change that I had sought. I researched potential careers and learnt that a job in the police brought challenge, new skills, and the opportunity to represent diversity and inclusivity – all of which is important to me.
I joined in January 2022 and after months of training, found myself in the streets of Kent helping my community. The skills I gained in my previous work helped me thrive, but I also learned new skills that have developed me further. I joined the Race Equality Network, an internal community that supports and advocates for ethnic and cultural diversity within the police and this has helped meet and engage with colleagues of varying seniority.
Since joining Kent Police I have made close friendships and have never felt alone. The support from other officers and superiors has been exemplary. Every day I learn, develop, grow, and look forward to solving challenges that face me.